...The Dandy Warhols Come Down

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...The Dandy Warhols Come Down
The Dandy Warhols Come Down cover.jpg
Studio album by The Dandy Warhols
Released 15 July 1997
Recorded 1996 at Sound Impressions; Stiles Recording; Falcon Studios; Courtney Taylor-Taylor's apartment, Portland, Oregon, United States
Genre
Length 66:23
Label Capitol
Producer
The Dandy Warhols chronology
Dandys Rule OK
(1995)
...The Dandy Warhols Come Down
(1997)
Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia
(2000)
Singles from ...The Dandy Warhols Come Down
  1. "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth"
    Released: 1997
  2. "Every Day Should Be a Holiday"
    Released: 1997
  3. "Boys Better"
    Released: 1998

...The Dandy Warhols Come Down is the second studio album by American rock band The Dandy Warhols. It was recorded in 1996 and released on 15 July 1997 by record label Capitol.

Three singles were released from the album: "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth", "Every Day Should Be a Holiday" and "Boys Better".

Recording and The Black Album[edit]

The band's first effort for Capitol Records was an album which was recorded before Come Down called The Black Album, which was rejected by Capitol for, according to frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor, containing "no songs".[2] It was later released as a double album in 2004 with Come On Feel the Dandy Warhols, an album composed of B-sides and previously unreleased material.

...The Dandy Warhols Come Down was recorded in 1996 at Sound Impressions, Stiles Recording, Falcon Studios, and Courtney Taylor-Taylor's apartment in Portland, Oregon.

Musical style[edit]

The album featured a shift in style from the garage rock- and shoegaze-influenced sound of their previous album, 1995's Dandys Rule OK, to a more psychedelic and power pop-influenced sound.[3]

Release[edit]

...The Dandy Warhols Come Down was released on 15 July 1997 by Capitol Records.

Three singles were released from the album: "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth", which helped to establish the band's popularity;[2] "Every Day Should Be a Holiday", which reached No. 29 on the UK Singles Chart;[4] and "Boys Better", which reached No. 36 on the same chart.[5]

It is the final album with founding member Eric Hedford, who was replaced by frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor's cousin Brent DeBoer in 1998.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[3]
Alternative Press favorable[6]
The Austin Chronicle 2/5 stars[7]
NME 7/10 [8]
Pitchfork 6.5/10[9]
Q 3/5 stars (1998)[10]
4/5 stars (2000)[11]
Rolling Stone 4.5/5 stars(1997) 3.5/5 stars(2000) [12]
Select 3/5 medals[13]
Trouser Press mixed[14]

...The Dandy Warhols Come Down has sold 103,000 copies as of 2008.[15]

The album has received a generally positive reception from critics. AllMusic criticized the album's consistency, writing, "the band has talent for not just punchy hooks but for layered sonics as well, but they don't know how to meld the two together."[3] Rolling Stone, on the other hand, called it "the most exhilarating '60s-into-'90s excursion yet attempted by an American band", following with "if this is The Dandy Warhols coming down, the mind boggles at the thought of them flying high."[12]

Legacy[edit]

The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

"Boys Better" was featured on the soundtrack for the film Good Will Hunting. "Every Day Should Be a Holiday" was featured in the movie There's Something About Mary

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Courtney Taylor-Taylor, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Be-In"     7:00
2. "Boys Better"     4:31
3. "Minnesoter"     3:03
4. "Orange"     5:41
5. "I Love You"     4:12
6. "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth"     3:11
7. "Every Day Should Be a Holiday"     4:02
8. "Good Morning"     5:01
9. "Whipping Tree"     3:49
10. "Green"     3:10
11. "Cool as Kim Deal"     3:03
12. "Hard On for Jesus"   Taylor-Taylor, Peter Holmström 4:36
13. "Pete International Airport"   Taylor-Taylor, Holmström 5:57
14. "The Creep Out"   Taylor-Taylor, Holmström, Zia McCabe, Eric Hedford 8:59
Vinyl bonus track
No. Title Length
15. "One"    

Personnel[edit]

The Dandy Warhols
Additional personnel
  • Tony Lash – keyboards and percussion
  • Aquaman – additional production
  • Stephen Birch – sleeve design and art direction
  • Jeff Bizzell – sleeve photography (larger live photos)
  • Tchad Blake – mixing on tracks 1–7 and 10–12 at: Sunset Sound Factory, Hollywood, California; White Horse Studios, Portland, Oregon; and Bundy's, Los Angeles, California
  • Mario Caldato Jr. – mixing at Sunset Sound Factory, Hollywood, California; White Horse Studios, Portland, Oregon; and Bundy's, Los Angeles, California and additional production on "The Creep Out"
  • S. Husky Hoskolds – engineering assistance
  • Lisa Johnson – sleeve photography
  • Mario Lalich – album cover photography
  • Tony Lash – mixing on "Good Morning" and "Pete International Airport", production and recording
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering at Gateway Mastering, Portland, Oregon
  • Mickey Petralia – mixing on "The Creep Out"
  • David Schiffman – additional recording
  • Clark Stiles – additional recording

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[16] Gold 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Linden, Amy; Helligar, Jeremy; Novak, Ralph; Lynch, Jason (September 1, 1997). "Picks and Pans Review: The Dandy Warhols Come Down : People.com". People.com. Retrieved June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Dig! (motion picture). 2004. 
  3. ^ a b c Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Dandy Warhols Come Down". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Every Day Should Be A Holiday". Chart Stats. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Boys Better". chartstats.com. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Helligar, Jeremy (1 September 1997). Alternative Press. 
  7. ^ Hernandez, Raoul (29 August 1997). "Records Reviews". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Dandy Warhols: ...The Dandy Warhols Come Down". slabtown.net. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Pitchfork's ...The Dandy Warhols Come Down review (6.5 stars out of 10)". slabtown.net. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  10. ^ Malins, Steve (June 1998). Q. 
  11. ^ Eccleston, Danny (December 2000). Q. 
  12. ^ a b Rolling Stone (764). 10 July 1997. 
  13. ^ Lowe, Steve (June 1998). Select. 
  14. ^ Robbins, Ira. "TrouserPress.com :: Dandy Warhols". TrouserPress.com. Retrieved June 7, 2016. 
  15. ^ Harding, Cortney (15 March 2008). "A Fair Deal: The Dandy Warhols Become Their Own Masters". Billboard. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  16. ^ "British album certifications – Dandy Warhols – Come Down". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Come Down in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search

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